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St. Mary's Primary School, Stewartstown

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Best Kept school
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Eco School Committee News 

St Mary's was  been awarded winners in the Best Kept Primary School 2013 (SELB ) well done to our active Eco Team and Gardening Club

St Mary’s has gone green – not in the colour sense but as responsible citizens, looking after their environment and being sustainable. The four areas have been identified following a school audit which spell out B.R.E.W. :

BIO DIVERSITY: B Team Captain: 


An outdoor area funded by Big Lottery has contributed greatly to the school environment. In the first term the pupils have planted, wed and harvested fruit and vegetables. Apple, pear and plum trees surround the school perimeter, with rhubarb, strawberries, gooseberries and various herbs bordering the three main raised beds. This year potatoes, carrots, onions, beetroot, peas and beans have been planted.

RECYCLING: R Team Captain: 


The school also has a dedicated area where children can recycle their empty ink cartridges and old and unwanted mobile phones. The group have in the past sent the collections to recycling companies and the monies made have gone towards the outdoor gardening area. This year we have recycled plastic bags and plastic bottles to create sculptures for our garden. We promote recycling of scrap paper in all classrooms and monitor how they use their waste bins. Each half term we award the efforts of the best recycling class. 

ENERGY: E Team captain: 

The dedicated group have in the past  informed the school at assembly about how to keep St Mary’s green and have been busy placing notices at bins and light switches in each of the classrooms in order to meet our energy targets. A monitor ensures that classroom doors and entrance and exit doors are kept closed to reduce heat escaping. This year they will be keeping a close eye on our energy consumption and ways that we might decrease it.

WASTE: W Team Captain: 

This years efforts will concentrate on reduction in the amount of waste we produce. The Eco Committee will drive forward a whole school awareness campaign to reduce our waste in school.


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